Hello again everyone. It's been a while since I've posted anything, but thought I'd post something else I just finished. I searched the archives and didn't find any step by step topics that had photos of a Future Fin Box install after laminating and hotcoat. There were quite a few posts that described how to do it but I thought for any newbies thinking of doing it themselves this might be useful to them. I am not an expert by any means and this is my first Future install so please feel free to make suggestions or additions to the post should I make any glaring errors. I didn't have the installation kit and after having completed it there are a few things I would have done differently but all in all I'm pretty happy with how it came out.
I recenty picked up a 5'8" Roberts White Diamond with Futures setup as a thruster and though I love how it rides with the GAM/G1000 setup I had been wondering what it would be like as a quad. Since getting my feet wet doing my Carbon Fiber Biscuit Board I figured I could manage this myself too. I was going to go with Probox's but decided since there were already Futures installed, I'd stick with them.
First I called the guys over at Roberts to ask what dimensions would work best with the bottom/rail shape, super cool bunch of people over there. They recommended 4 3/4" up from the tail, 3 3/8" from the stringer, 1/8" toe in and a 2 degree outward cant.
I picked up a set of 3/4" Rail boxes and got to it. First I taped off the rear of the board and drew out the measurement lines as well as the shape of the Future fin box. I'd originally made myself a template but realized afterwards that it was too thin for the router bits lengths I had relative to the depth of cuts I'd be making so I ended up freehanding the cuts with the router and cleaning it up with some files afterwards. Having the install kit would have made it much faster and cleaner but I didn't want to pay $120 for it.